Madeleine Schaper is the founder and CEO of Live Chicago LLC.
Madeleine has a diverse professional background in human resources, talent acquisition and recruiting and technology project management in a variety of industries, including banking, commercial insurance, healthcare, retail, and technology services. She has successfully worked with entrepreneurial, mid-sized and fortune 500 companies during her career.
Born on the West Coast, Madeleine moved to the Chicago area with her family at a young age. The youngest of three children, she was fortunate to be raised in the suburbs of Chicago by grounded parents who valued sharing experiences as a family. They taught her the importance of education, hard work, and diverse experiences. After college Madeleine spent several years in Florida, but returned to Chicago during the technology boom of the 90’s.
After a 30 year career and many life lessons, Madeleine is passionate about living a full, well-rounded life and inspiring others to do so as well. This is largely fueled by her recent years juggling career, home and family while caring for her aging parents in the final phase of their lives.
As Madeleine continues her life journey her goal is to be inspired and inspire others to create healthy, actualized lives. A “project manager” by nature, her style is a healthy blend of creativity, accountability and empowerment. Aside from spending quality time with her family, her interests include healthy cooking, photography, running, technology, travel, and everything Chicago. She resides in the north side of the city with her life partner, Bryan and their dog, Scarlet.